Rodney King Thorn is an American basketball executive and a former professional player and coach, Olympic Committee Chairman, with a career spanning over 50 years. In 2018, Thorn was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Thorn attracted nationwide attention after a high school basketball career at Princeton High School in his hometown of Princeton, West Virginia that saw him average more than 30 points per game as a senior, he was a two-time High School All-American. Thorn was a regarded high school baseball player, before a head injury took him away from the sport for a time. Thorn was looking at colleges, including Duke University, when the West Virginia State Legislature passed a resolution designating Thorn as a state Natural Resource; this in order to persuade him to emulate native Jerry West and attend West Virginia University. Thorn did just that. Thorn attended West Virginia University, he wore the same number as Jerry West, who had just graduated. At WVU, he was an All-American guard in basketball, as well as playing three seasons on the WVU baseball team.
In 1960-1961, as a sophomore, Thorn averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists for Coach George King and the 23-4 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team. Thorn improved and West Virginia finished 24-6 in 1961-1962; the Mountaineers were invited to the 1962 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament, where they lost to Villanova 90-75. Thorn averaged 23.7 12.1 rebounds. He was the Southern Conference Player of the Year and a 2nd Team All-American selection, beside John Havlicek of Ohio State University, among others. In 1962-1963, Thorn averaged 9.0 rebounds as a senior. West Virginia finished 23-8 and qualified for the 1963 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament. In the NCAA's, they defeated Connecticut 77-71, as Thorn had 7 rebounds. Thorn was outstanding in the Mountaineers' 97-88 loss to St. Josephs, scoring 44 points in a 96-88 loss, he scored 33 points with 9 rebounds in a 83-73 win over New York University in the East Region 3rd place game, his final collegiate game.
Thorn was again selected as a 2nd Team All-American among others. Overall, Thorn averaged 21.8 points and 11.1 rebounds in 81 games during his three seasons at West Virginia. Thorn was the No. 2 overall pick of the 1963 NBA draft, drafted by the Baltimore Bullets. In his rookie season 1963-1964, Thorn was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team averaging 14.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Bullets under Hall of Fame Coach Slick Leonard. Following his first season, Thorn was traded on June 18, 1964. Baltimore traded Thorn, with Terry Dischinger and Don Kojis to the Detroit Pistons for Bob Ferry, future Hall of Famer Bailey Howell, Les Hunter, Wali Jones and Don Ohl. In 1964-1965, Thorn averaged 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Pistons. The team didn't make the playoffs under 24 year old player/coach Dave DeBusschere. Detroit, with Thorn averaging 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists, traded him on December 24, 1965. The Pistons sent Thorn to the St. Louis Hawks for Chico Vaughn. Thorn averaged 2.4 rebounds in 46 games with the Hawks as a reserve.
Playing alongside Future Hall of Famers Richie Guerin, Zelmo Beaty, Lenny Wilkins and Cliff Hagan, as well as Joe Caldwell, Paul Silas and Bill Bridges, Thorn saw his minutes reduced. The Hawks lost the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Division Finals 4-3 after having beaten Baltimore 3-0 to advance. In 1966-1967, Thorn averaged 8.8 points and 2.4 rebounds for the Hawks as they added Lou Hudson and finished 39-42. The Hawks defeated the expansion Chicago Bulls 3-0 in the playoffs, before losing to the San Francisco Warriors with Rick Barry and Nate Thurmond 4-2 in the Western Division finals. Thorn averaged 10.2 points in the series. On May 1, 1967, Thorn was drafted by the expansion Seattle SuperSonics from the St. Louis Hawks in the NBA expansion draft, he concluded his career as a player with the Seattle SuperSonics. Thorn averaged a career high 15.2 points with 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists, in 1967-1968, as the expansion SuperSonics finished 23-58 under Coach Al Bianchi. The SuperSonics improved to 30-52 in 1968-1969, with Thorn averaging 11.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists at age 27.
Thorn's teammate from St. Louis, Lenny Wilkins became the player/Coach of the SuperSonics in 1969-1970 and the team improved to 36-46, in Wilkins' first Coaching season. Wilkins would lead the SuperSonics to the NBA Championship in 1979, would coach in the NBA until 2005, winning 1332 games in 32 seasons. Injured, Thorn averaged 2.9 points in 19 games. In 1970-1971, Thorn finished his playing career, playing in 63 games off the bench, averaging 5.6 points and 2.9 assists for the 38-44 SuperSonics. Overall, in eight NBA seasons, Thorn averaged 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 466 games. In 1971–72, Thorn joined his former teammate and coach Lenny Wilkins as an assistant with the SuperSonics and the team finished 47-35. In 1973, former teammate Kevin Loughery was head coach and hired Thorn as assistant coach of the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association for $15,000; the Nets won the 1974 ABA championship, led by Julius Erving. Thorn was hired the head coach of the Spirits of St. Louis with then-star Marvin Barnes for the 1975–76 ABA season.
The Spirits' roster included Hall of Famer Moses Malone, Caldwell Jones, Mike D'Antoni, Gus Gerard, Maurice Lucas, Ron Boone, M. L. Carr and Don Chaney But, after a 20-27 start he was fired in December, 1975 and replaced by Joe Mullaney. Thorn had discipline issues with Barnes. "Marvin would come late for e
Jerry Alan West is an American basketball executive and former player who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. His nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks. West played the small forward position early in his career, he was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, where he led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game, he earned the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, was the co-captain of the 1960 U. S. Olympic gold medal team, a squad, inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. West's NBA career was successful. Playing the guard position, he was voted 12 times into the All-NBA First and Second Teams, was elected into the NBA All-Star Team 14 times, was chosen as the All-Star MVP in 1972, the same year that he won the only title of his career.
West holds the NBA record for the highest points per game average in a playoff series with 46.3. He was a member of the first five NBA All-Defensive Teams, which were introduced when he was 32 years old. Having played in nine NBA Finals, he is the only player in NBA history to be named Finals MVP despite being on the losing team. West was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996. After his playing career ended, West took over as head coach of the Lakers for three years, he earned a Western Conference Finals berth once. Working as a player-scout for three years, West was named general manager of the Lakers prior to the 1982–83 NBA season. Under his reign, Los Angeles won six championship rings. In 2002, West became general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and helped the franchise win their first-ever playoff berths. For his contributions, West won the NBA Executive of the Year Award twice, once as a Lakers manager and as a Grizzlies manager.
West's son, played college basketball for West Virginia. Jerome Alan West was born into a poor household in West Virginia, he was the fifth of six children of Cecil Sue West, a housewife, Howard Stewart West, a coal mine electrician. West was an aggressive child in his youth, until his brother's death in the Korean War aged 21 turned him into a shy and introverted boy when Jerry was 12/13, he was so small and weak that he needed lots of vitamin injections from his doctor and was kept apart from children's sports, to prevent him from getting injured. Growing up, West spent his days hunting and fishing, but his main activity was shooting at a basketball hoop that a neighbor had nailed to his storage shed. West spent days shooting baskets from every possible angle, ignoring mud and snow in the backyard, as well as his mother's whippings when he came home hours late for dinner. West attended East Bank High School in East Bank, West Virginia from 1952 to 1956. During his first year, he was benched by his coach Duke Shaver due to his lack of height.
Shaver emphasized the importance of conditioning and defense, which were lessons that the teenager appreciated. West soon became the captain of the freshman team, during the summer of 1953 he grew to 6 ft 0 in. West became the team's starting small forward, he established himself as one of the finest West Virginia high school players of his generation, he was named All-State from 1953–56 All-American in 1956 when he was West Virginia Player of the Year, becoming the state's first high-school player to score more than 900 points in a season, with an average of 32.2 points per game. West's mid-range jump shot became his trademark and he used it to score while under pressure from opposing defenses. West led East Bank to a state championship on March 24 that year, prompting East Bank High School to change its name to "West Bank High School" every year on March 24 in honor of their basketball prodigy; this practice remained in effect until the school closed in 1999. West graduated from East Bank High School in 1956, more than 60 universities showed interest in him.
He chose to stay in his home state and attend West Virginia University, located in Morgantown. In his freshman year, West was a member of the WVU freshman squad that achieved a perfect record of 17 wins without a loss over the course of the season. In his first varsity year under head coach Fred Schaus, West scored 17.8 points per game and averaged 11.1 rebounds. These performances earned him a multitude of honors, among them an All-American Third Team call-up; the Mountaineers went 26–2 that year, ending the season with a loss to Manhattan College in post-season tournament play. During his junior year, West scored 26.6 points per game
Richard Morrow Groat is a former two-sport athlete best known as a shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played for four National League teams the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1960 after winning the batting title with a.325 average for the champion Pirates. From 1956 to 1962 he teamed with second baseman Bill Mazeroski to give Pittsburgh one of the game's strongest middle infields. Groat led the NL in putouts four times and in assists twice. At the end of his career he ranked ninth in major league history in games at shortstop and fourth in double plays, was among the NL career leaders in putouts and total chances. An excellent basketball player, Groat attended Duke University and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, he was twice an All-American at Duke and was voted as the Helms National Player of the Year in 1952 after averaging 25.2 points per game. He played one season as a guard in the National Basketball Association. In 2011 Groat was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first man inducted into both the college basketball and college baseball halls of fame.
From 1969 to 2019 he was the color commentator for Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball radio broadcasts. Groat was signed by Pirates general manager Branch Rickey just days after graduating from Duke, where he had been a 2-time All-American in basketball and baseball. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants were interested in him, but he had always hoped to play for the Pirates after growing up a few miles away from Forbes Field, he broke in with the Pirates in June, never playing in the minor leagues, batted.284 over the rest of the year. Afterwards, he pursued his basketball career before serving two years in the Army, he led Fort Belvoir teams to worldwide Army championships in both sports, the first time a single base had won both titles in the same year, hitting.362 in baseball and averaging 35 points per game in basketball. Returning to the Pirates in 1955, he batted second for the team, with leadoff hitter Bill Virdon recalling his particular skill at the hit and run; that year he led the NL in putouts for the first time.
In 1956, he set the all-time record for most at bats in a season without stolen base. He batted.315 in 1957, along with a career high of 7 home runs. In 1958 he again hit.300, led the NL in putouts and double plays as the Pirates finished in second place, the first time they had placed higher than seventh since 1949. He led the NL in putouts and double plays again in 1959, made his first of five All-Star teams. In the ensuing offseason he was nearly traded for Roger Maris, but the deal was cancelled by manager Danny Murtaugh. Groat responded with his best year as team captain, becoming the first Pirate to be named MVP since Paul Waner in their last pennant year of 1927, the first right-handed Pirates hitter to win the batting title since Honus Wagner in 1911, he missed a few weeks late in the season after having his wrist broken by a Lew Burdette pitch on September 6. In the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees, he tied Game 1 at 1-1 with a first-inning double and scored to give Pittsburgh the lead.
In Game 7, he had an RBI single and scored in the eighth inning, in which the Pirates scored five runs to take a 9-7 lead. In 1961 Groat batted.275, together with Mazeroski led the league in double plays. In 1962 he batted.294, finishing third in the league in doubles, led the NL in putouts and double plays. In November 1962, in the hope of bolstering the team's pitching, general manager Joe L. Brown traded him to the Cardinals in exchange for Don Cardwell. Groat was hurt by the trade, having hoped to become a coach and manager after retiring, severed all contact with the team until a 1990 reunion of the 1960 champions, he had another outstanding year in 1963, finishing fourth in the league with a.319 batting average – just seven points behind champion Tommy Davis – and collecting 201 hits. He led the NL with 43 doubles, was third with a personal high of 11 triples. In 1964 he batted.292 for the pennant-winning Cardinals, again leading the league in assists and double plays and making his last All-Star team.
In the World Series against the Yankees, he reached base on Bobby Richardson's error in the sixth inning of Game 4, scored on Ken Boyer's grand slam in the 4-3 St. Louis victory. Groat tagged out Mickey Mantle in the third inning of that game on a pickoff play, he scored in the 3-run tenth inning of Game 5, a 5-2 win, had an RBI groundout in the final 7-5 win in Game 7. After hitting.254 in 1965, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-player deal. He batted.265 for the 1966 Phillies, his contract was sold to the Giants in June 1967. In a fourteen-season career, Groat compiled a.286 batting average with 2138 hits, 39 home runs, 829 runs, 707 runs batted in, 352 doubles and 14 stolen bases in 1929 games. 5-time All-Star Led NL in singles Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated thr
Úrvalsdeild karla (basketball)
Úrvalsdeild karla. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation; the season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 22 games, followed by an eight-team playoff round. Quarterfinals and finals series are best-of-five; the bottom clubs are relegated, replaced by the top team from the regular-season phase and the four-team playoff round winner of the second-level First Division. The Premier League was founded in 1951 and until 1978 it was called 1. Division. From the 2005–06 season to the 2011–12 season, it was named the Iceland Express League, from its sponsor Iceland Express airline. Since the 2012–13 season it has been named the Domino's League, from its sponsor Domino's Pizza. For the first years, from its foundation in 1951 until the 1963-64 season, the Premier League was dominated by two teams only: ÍKF and ÍR. From the following season, the 1964-65 season, until the 1974-75, the Premier League was dominated by the ÍR and the KR. Two years the 1976-77 season marked the fifteenth and last victory of the ÍR in the Premier League and an end of an era.
The next two decades from 1980-81 season to the 1997-98 season, Njarðvík lead the Premier League with 10 wins. In the same period, Keflavík won the KR won their eighth title. From the 2000-01 season, many teams have divided the lead of the Premier League. In the 2005-06 season, the Njarðvík won their thirteenth title. In the following season, the 2006-07 season, the KR won their tenth title and one more year in the 2007-08 season, the Keflavík won their ninth title. In the recent years an increasing number of international players have moved directly from playing elsewhere in the world to starring in the Premier League. Below there is a short list of notable foreign players, either or active in the league: Stew Johnson, United States Damon S. Johnson, United States – 3-time Premier League champion with Keflavík J'Nathan Bullock, United States – 1-time Premier League champion with Grindavík Jovan Zdravevski, Macedonia Justin Shouse, United States Kostas Tsartsaris, Greece Nemanja Sovic, Serbia/Canada Nick Bradford, United States – 2-time Premier League champion with Keflavík Ryan Pettinella, United States/Italy – 2-time Premier League champion with Grindavík The Úrvalsdeild karla originated in 1951 and consists of 12 teams.
Njarðvík and KR have won the most championships with 17 Icelandic championships each. Following them, there are Keflavík with 9 championships; the current Úrvalsdeild karla teams for the 2018–19 season are: The Men's Domestic All-First Team is an annual Úrvalsdeild honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every season. Úrvalsdeild Playoffs MVP award is awarded annually to the player judged most valuable to his team during the Úrvalsdeild playoffs. KKÍ Iceland Express deildin karla - kki.is EUROBasket - Icelandic Basketball EUROBasket - Express League
Ron Williams (basketball)
Ronald Robert Williams was an American basketball player. A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the mid-1960s, where he was one of the school's first African American basketball players, he was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the ninth pick of the 1968 NBA draft, was drafted as a defensive back by the Dallas Cowboys in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons in the NBA as a member of the Warriors, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 assists per game in his professional career and ranked third in the league in free throw percentage during the 1970–71 NBA season. After his playing career ended, Williams held several basketball coaching positions, including stints as an assistant coach at the University of California and Iona College, he died of a heart attack in 2004
Hot Rod Hundley
Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley was an American professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley was the No. 1 pick of the 1957 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals out of West Virginia University. In 2003, Hundley received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hundley's life revolved around the game of basketball, his love and talent for the game led him to achieve honors in high school and most notably during his college years. At West Virginia University, Hundley played to packed crowds at the Old Field House, his dribbling antics and daredevil maneuvers on the floor led to his popular nickname, "Hot Rod". He became known as a broadcaster for the Utah Jazz. Hundley was raised by various families in West Virginia. In high school, Hundley lived alone. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Hundley showed evident talent for the game during his youth. At Charleston High School in West Virginia he averaged 30 points per game, breaking the state's four-year scoring record in just three years.
He was offered many scholarships to universities. Hundley played for WVU from 1954 to 1957; the Mountaineers made their first NCAA appearance and three total appearances between 1955 and 1957. During his junior year, Hundley averaged 13.1 rebounds per game. He scored more than 40 points in a game six times, which led to the Mountaineers scoring over 100 points in nine games; the Mountaineers were ranked No. 20 in the nation in 1955 and No. 4 in 1956. Hundley holds a varsity school record with 54 points in a single game against Furman and holds a freshmen team record of 62 points against Ohio; as a sophomore in 1955, Hundley averaged 23.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds in 30 games, 27 of which he started. Hundley scored 24 points against Wake Forest followed up with 30 against Alabama, he scored another 47 points against Wake Forest two games later. He followed up with 24 points against Cornell 38 points against NYU. Two games he scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Carnegie Tech, he followed up three games with 30 points against VMI.
He had 17 points against Virginia Tech and 25 points with 11 rebounds against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl. He had 35 points in a loss to Duke, he had 21 against Penn State, 28 against Washington & Lee, 23 against William & Mary, 35 points with 13 rebounds against Pitt. He followed the five-game stretch with 39 points and 10 rebounds against George Washington 25 points and 7 rebounds against Rutgers, he had 27 points and 9 rebounds against VMI, 27 points and 12 rebounds against Washington & Lee, 30 points and 12 rebounds against George Washington. In the Southern Conference tournament, Hundley had the opportunity to set the tournament scoring record with two free throws in the final seconds of a game against George Washington with the Mountaineers having the game won. However, Hundley shot a behind-the-back shot that both resulted in air balls; as a junior in 1956, Hundley set 13.1 rebounds per game. Hundley's first six games of the season had scores of 34 points, 20 points, 27 points, 40 points, 20 points, 21 points.
He had games of 23 points and 29 points against Columbia and Washington & Lee. He followed up with 17 points & 9 rebounds against Villanova, 25 points & 10 rebounds against La Salle a career-game of 24 points, 26 rebounds & 9 assists against VMI, he had 28 points against Carnegie Tech and 29 points, 5 rebounds & 4 assists against Penn State. He followed it up with 29 points against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl, 35 points & 6 rebounds against Furman, 28 points against VMI, 25 points & 24 rebounds against Richmond, he followed up with 25 points against Penn State and 28 points, 13 rebounds & 7 assists against Virginia Tech. He continued with 38 points against William & Mary, 40 points & 13 rebounds against St. John's, 31 points & 13 rebounds against William & Mary, 40 points & 7 rebounds against Pitt, he had a season-high 42 points & 9 rebounds against Furman 26 points against Richmond. In his final collegiate season, in 1957, Hundley averaged 10.5 rebounds per game. He began his senior season with 23 points and 9 rebounds in the first game, 25 points and 13 rebounds in the second game, 28 points and 12 rebounds in the third game of the season.
In the next contest against Penn State, Hundley totaled 16 rebounds. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds in the 83-82 upset over the Duke Blue Devils, he had consecutive games of 24 points, the first with 9 rebounds and the second with 12. In the January 5 game against Furman, Hundley scored a career-high 54 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the victory, a school record for points in a game, he followed the game up with a game of 32 points and the following game with 34 points and 15 rebounds against Villanova. He had three games of 21 points, 19 points and 18 points, he had a game of 30 points with 13 points against St. John's followed by a game of 34 points and 10 rebounds against VMI, he had a five-game stretch of 32 points, 28 points, 23 points, 39 points, 27 points and 19 rebounds. Hundley was the fourth player in NCAA history to score more than 2,000 points during his career—and he did it in three years, because freshman could not play varsity basketball, he averaged 24.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game for three seasons and finished his collegiate career with 2,180 points.
He was a two-time, first team All-American and holds eight school records. He remains the only Mountaineer to be drafted first overall in an NBA draft. Once on a trip back to West Virginia to play in a charity game at the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is a public university located in Chattanooga, United States. The university is one of three universities and two other affiliated institutions in the University of Tennessee System. UTC was founded in 1886 as the then-private and racially exclusive Chattanooga University, soon merged in 1889 with the Athens-based Grant Memorial University, becoming the Chattanooga campus of U. S. Grant Memorial University. In 1907, the school changed its name to University of Chattanooga. In 1964 the university merged with Zion College, established in 1949 and became Chattanooga City College. In 1969 the University of Chattanooga joined the UT system and became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; the University of Chattanooga Foundation Inc. is a private corporation, created in 1969, that manages the private endowment of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. UTC uses the semester system, with five optional "mini-terms" in the summer; the leadership of the campus rests upon the chancellor.
The University is headed by Chancellor Dr. Steve Angle. A voice for student leadership on campus, the SGA consists of an Executive team, Senators representing districts/ college they belong to, a Judicial Branch, a Freshman Senate, a Graduate Students Senate. Chattanooga is best known for its nationally ranked Business program, Nursing, Chemistry, Psychology and Education departments; the university offers over 140 undergraduate majors and concentrations, over 50 undergraduate minors. Chattanooga offers nearly 100 graduate programs and concentrations, including a ranked master's program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Ph. D. programs in Computational Engineering and Physical Therapy. In an effort to expand the horizons of its student body, UTC began an exchange program with Kangnung National University of Kangnung, South Korea. PrintUniversity Echo – Student newspaper Moccasin – Student yearbook Education about Asia – Educational magazine Sequoya Review – Literary magazine Modern Psychological Studies – Journal published by the Department of PsychologyRadioWUTC The Perch – Student-run online radio station SimCenter is UTC's computational engineering and simulation center.
In November 2005, SimCenter was listed as the 89th most powerful supercomputer by Top500. On November 20, 2007, the University announced the center has been named a National Center for Computational Engineering. More The SimCenter provided the academic research for a new source of alternative energy unveiled by Bloom Energy Corporation in Sunnyvale, California; the Clinical Infectious Disease Control Research Unit is a research interest group composed of UTC faculty and local partners. Members of the CIDC have had their research published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented at professional meetings and conferences. More information on their current projects and recent events can be found on UTC's website; the University is served by CARTA bus routes 4, 7, 10, 14, 19, 28. Route 14 only operates on weekdays during spring terms, when the University is session; the route runs on and off the campus on McCallie, Vine, Douglas and Palmetto Streets. A recent extension serves Third, O'Neal, Central Streets, as well as Erlanger Hospital, a large parking lot at Engel Stadium.
All students showing valid University identification cards ride for free on all CARTA routes, year-round. Note: Dates of construction given when known Administration Building – mailroom, parking services, motor pool and university police department Brenda Lawson Student Athlete Success Center – opened in August 2008, houses the Wolford Family Strength and Conditioning Center and the Chattem Basketball Center Bretske Hall – Formerly the university cafeteria, prior home of the Geology Department Brock Hall – Foreign languages, anthropology and sociology departments. Challenger Center – The widow of Dick Scobee, a Challenger astronaut, donated the building in her husband's memory; this educational simulation includes different space missions with project completed from mission control and a space station. Cadek Hall – Home to the Cadek Conservatory, UTC Choral Department, WUTC radio. Davenport Hall – Criminal Justice, Social Work, Physical Therapy Departments Derthick Hall - Amphitheater and lecture hall Engineering and Computer Science Building Fletcher Hall – Business Administration and Political Science departments.
From 1939 to 1974, Fletcher housed both the local public library and the university library Founders' Hall – Chancellor's offices, University Relations Frist Hall – Disability Resource Center, MoSAIC Program, Communication Department, Student Support Services. Once part of the Chattanooga metro hospital complex Grote Hall – Chemistry and physics departments Guerry Hall – Honors program and Reading Room, Economics Department Holt Hall – Biology, Philosophy and Religion departments Hooper-Race Hall – Records and registration, financial aid, human resources departments. Hooper Hall reopened after a lead and asbestos abatement project Hunter Hall - Education Department Lupton Library – see below Metropolitan Hall – Nursing department. Housed the Chattanooga Metropolitan Hospital Old Math Building – Demolished in the late 1990s. President's House – Development Department Patten House – Located in the Fort Wood National Historic Dist